An Island Sanctuary: A House in Greece

Author: Stefanidis, John


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  • ISBN: 9780847833184
  • Author: Stefanidis, John
  • Publ Date: 2010-03-01
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  • Pages: 208
  • Imprint: RIZZOLI **
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64833


With vivid colors, bold simplicity, and the use of stone, stucco, and tile, the Patmos house of renowned interior designer John Stefanidis is a source of inspiration for homeowners and decorators worldwide. John Stefanidis has created a quintessential island house in Patmos, Greece. Its bold use of Mediterranean colors, natural materials, and crisp, clean lines epitomize this comfortable yet sophisticated style, which is surprisingly easy to evoke at home. Sun-drenched rooms make use of such materials as tile, stone, and stucco. One of the hallmarks of the house is its emphasis on indoor/outdoor living: spaces such as the "garden rooms" and the "breakfast terrace" are outside, yet are thought of as parts of the house. The exquisite gardens are further evidence of a style that easily flows from the inside to the outside of this beautiful and inspiring home. In his own words, Stefanidis explains how the house has evolved over many years, reflecting the designer's love for the island, his original use of vibrant color, his eclectic and cosmopolitan aesthetic, and a desire to combine comfort with style. With two hundred vibrant photographs, the book demonstrates how the picturesque scenery of an island retreat and its rich history and culture provide inspiration for present-day living.


"This book takes me back to [the] time I spent in Greece on my honeymoon. You'll pad through a rustic hillside home in Patmos and absorb every sun-drenched detail along the way. There are whitewashed rooms warmed by cobalt blues and timeless bougainvillea-covered gardens (my fave!), but you'll always return to the neverending view." "Coastal Living""Find yourself inspired by talents past and present in these richly illustrated reads: An Island Sanctuary" "Town & Country""Designer John Stefaridis invites us inside his sun-drenched Hellenic hideaway, where he complements majestic sea views with a thoughtfully selected array of furnishings - his brand of Greek chic." "Veranda"

Author Biography:

John Stefanidis is a world-renowned and much-sought-after interior designer with a prestigious, international clientele. Susanna Moore is the author of several novels, including "One Last Look, In the Cut, "and "My Old Sweetheart, " which won the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction. Fritz von der Schulenburg is an esteemed London-based photographer whose work has been featured in many books and magazines.


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